|A truckload of gear being sent to the cruise departure port in Rhode Island (Photo: Gareth Lawson)|
|Nancy Copley organizing and packing gear in the lab (Photo: Gareth Lawson)|
Organizing all of the equipment and supplies for a cruise is a tricky job -- when you're a day's steam offshore you want to make sure you don't forget anything behind! Plus when you're putting complicated electronic devices into the ocean there are always things that go wrong, and anticipating all of the possible problems that might come up and putting together a 'spare parts' kit for each instrument takes a lot of forethought. At this point our packing list has reached 26 pages in length, and we're certainly hoping that we have everything!